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Castle to Castle Safari

offered by supplier M17179 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Horse Riding   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1800 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2160 US Dollar (USD)

The terrain is hilly till mountainous with a varied thickness of vegetation. The riders will be able to observe a great variety of birds and animals while riding through the Sanctuary. Accommodation will be in well - appointed Heritage / Resort hotels, giving the safari a lavish touch. This route leads from the prominent Kumbhalgarh Fort to the exquisite Jain temple of Ranakpur.

The riders have a chance of visiting the Fort before the ride starts and continue their way through the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. On the way to Ranakpur another two interesting and worth seeing rawlas (forts) will be visited. Ganerao Rawla and Narli Rawla. Finally the riders will reach the Jain temple in Ranakpur, the finishing point of the safari.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Udaipur in the morning, sightseeing in the afternoon. Overnight stay in a heritage hotel.

Day 2: Transfer from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh, sightseeing Kumbhalgarh Fort and test ride in the afternoon, overnight stay in Heritage Hotel.

Day 3: Kumbhalgarh-Ganerao

On the first safari day the riders will ride through the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary famous for its dry deciduous forest and its wolfs. Situated in the Aravalli Mountains, the route leads through thick forest vegetation and the riders will have to do some climbing. Many birds and smaller animals can be observed and with some luck even a leopard or at least his favourite pray, antelopes such as the Chital or the Samba can be spotted.

The riders will pass mighty Banyan trees with their huge areal roots, Teak trees and other typical trees of the virgin dry deciduous forest. Lunch will be taken in a forest rest house in the Sanctuary and afterwards the riders will reach the lower hills of the Aravalli Mountains. The path will finally leave the mountains and continue in the open plain where strange rock formations are situated left and right of the way. Around 4 pm the riders will reach their hotel in Ganerao.

Day 4: Ganerao-Narli

Today the route will follow the course of the valley and long sandy paths invite the riders for trots and fast canters. Occasionally small hamlets and villages are crossed and the riders can experience the rural life of Rajasthan. Man with huge turbans bringing home their oxens from the fieldwork, women in colourful saris carrying waterpots on their heads and of course many children greeting the riders with a smile and the traditional “Namaste”. Often the riders will encounter flocks of goats and sheep tended by village children and occasionally a herd of camels can be seen. The riders will reach their hotel in Narlai around 4 pm.

Day 5: Narli-Ranakpur

On the last day the route will again turn towards the mountains and back into the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. Kumbhalgarh Fort can be seen on top of the highest mountain, above the riders heads. The climbing today however is rather moderate and the pace quick. Though the path narrows again, the group can go rather fast and will enter the valley leading to Ranakpur around lunchtime. In the afternoon the riders will follow a small river which occasionally dries up completely. Arrival in Ranakpur is around 4 pm and if time permits the riders can visit the famous Jain temple of Ranakpur.

Day 6: Transfer back to Udaipur after breakfast, afternoon free for sightseeing/shopping in Udaipur, overnight stay in Heritage hotel.

Day 7: Program ends after breakfast.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 6 overnight stays in Heritage/Resort Hotels
- Full boarding including all non-alcoholic drinks
- Around 5 hours riding with an experienced guide on safari days
- Sightseeing in Udaipur and on safari
- All transfers.

About This Supplier
Location: India
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2007

We are an experienced company, arranging horseback safaris and riding holidays in Southern Rajasthan. Our name is M17179 and our base is the city of Udaipur. We are specialized in luxurious safaris in the tradition of the former royal hunting camps. M17179 is an Indo-German family business, which aims to provide...

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